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president obama attended the all national prayer breakfast in washington, d.c. the event featured a performance by italian singer bocelli. [ singing ] >> first lady michelle obama and vice-president joe biden joined the president at the event. during a lighter moment the president told the crowd he wished the good feelings at the gathering had a longer shelf life. >> but i do worry sometimes that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast everything we have been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. >> president obama then went to virginia to speak to house democrats at their annual retreat. >>> after that retreat those house democrats are expected to unveil their proposal for curbing gun violence, similar to the one proposed by the president. it includes a ban on assault weapons, and high-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammo, background checks for all gun sales and measures to prohibit gun trafficking. >>> secretary of defense leon panetta this morning went before the senate armedded servi
. >> this morning president obama, the first lady, and vice- president joe biden will attend a national prayer breakfast. 3000 people from 140 countries are expected at the nonpartisan gathering at the washington hilton. this afternoon the president will travel to leesburg, virginia, to address the house democratic issues conference. >> a ground-breaking ceremony will be held today for the new ballou high school in southeast. the project expected to cost $120 million should be completed in two years. the new school will have greene features including rainwater harvesting and solar panels. the football field will move from the south to the north end of the campus. -- green features. the u.s. postal service is counting congress on its decision to end saturday mail delivery. >> jobs are back in focus on wall street. linda bell joining us from bloomberg headquarters to talk about those stories and more. >> let's begin with stock markets. looking at a flat start. jobless claims figures coming out ahead of the opening del paso. home-- ahead of the open and bell. home depot is looking to hire more th
. president obama attended the annual national prayer breakfast in northwest d.c. at the washington hilton. >> we come together because we're a people of faith. we know that faith is something that must be cultivated. pay is not a possession. faith is a preface. >> and that, haven't brings together a group of politico and other leaders. >>> and just ahead, joining the fight to end human trafficking. the renewed efforts to protect children from predators and then a trip to the grocery store. how a new food labeling mandate may mark up some of your favorites. >> and coming up, we hear from john wall on the team's run of dominance against the top dogs and they met four days ago and they clash again in pittsburgh. and what charms has adam oates made with the team this time around. that is straight ahead.  >>> todays the department of education and homeland security joined forces to discuss increased efforts to discuss human trafficking and child exploitation. and according to the national cent for missing and exploited children, at least 100,000 children across the country are sexually
to go. >> president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast underway in washington, dc, right new. the president is scheduled to address matters of faith. these are live pictures from the prayer breakfast. the president has not begun speaking. the event is sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation held at the hilton international hotel and provides a venue for president obama to deliver the first major remarks to america's faith community since announcing his support for gay marriage last may. >> house democrats will unveil 15 proposals for curbing gun violence on capitol hill. the proposals resemble the president's plan including a call for banning assault weapons, barring magazines that carry more than ten rounds, and requiring background checks on all gun sales. support is coming from california. this afternoon, gun safety advocates in san francisco will hold a vigil at the federal building at 7th and mission street. in sacramento the senate will announce legislation to close loopholes involving firearms regulation in california. >> the marin county district attorn
the body was found. >> happening right now president obama is attending the national rare breakfast in washington dc, this morning. the president and first lady arrived an hour ago. here is a live look at what is going on right now. president obama is at the podium. let's listen. >> a journey to our capitol michelle and i are honored to be here. i hope people don't mind me taking a moment of personal privilege, i want to say a quick word about a close friend of mine and yours. >> this is the 61st annual gathering of religious community and political leaders sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation and held at the hilton international hotel providing a venue for the president to deliver the first major remarks for america's faith community since announcing his support for gay marriage last year. >> also new this morning, boeing is revealing more of the plans to compensate airlines affected by the grounding of the dream liner jet. an executive told reporters this morning in india compensation talks will not be
: as president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, john brennan has overseen a five-fold increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists. brennan today told the senate intelligence committee those strikes are critical for national security, but brennan said he'd rather capture terrorists than kill them. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat. >> reporter: brennan defended a policy permitting americans to be targeted if they're actively plotting with al qaeda. orgong senator ron wyden objected. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill an american without checks and balances that is so troubling. every american has the right ton when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. >> reporter: the committee also questioned brennan about the enhanced interrogation techniques, or eits, used to question al qaeda terrorists. brer an was a high-ranking cia officer when the bush administration employed those harsh tactics. but brennan said he had no d
a long time, when the c.i.a. for 25 years, now he's been with the obama administration as a national security advisor for four years. and while he was not the architect of the drone program itself, he has been the architect of the obama administration drone program. and i came away from there with the feeling that i had going in that there is a definite direction of not capturing these high value targets and soliciting information from them through detention and interrogation. >> but because he said that it's ideal or preferrable to capture them so you can get intelligence. >> yet when i asked him how many high value targets they had captured in the last four years on the obama administration, he dodged and weaved there. >> he said he would get back to you with a number. >> the fact is, i know what the number is. it's one. he allude to do it a little later in his testimony. we captured a guy, we put him on a ship for 60 days and sailed around in the ocean, interrogated him. you know, that's not a detention interrogation policy that can be -- >> brennan also, as mike emmanuel pointed
ahead and day in history. president obama will take part in the national prayer breakfast in washington this morning. last year, the president said he relies on his faith and values to guide him day-to-day. the senate armed services committee will hold a hearing. on the september 11th attack on the american consulate in benghazi. secretary of defense leon panetta and the joint chiefs of staff are scheduled to testify there. >>> and on this day in 1964, the beatles were met by thousands of screaming fans as this made their first appearance on u.s. soil. the british rock and roll band had just landed the number one hit with u.s. charts with "i want to hold your hand." >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments on those stories and the best political analysis on msnbc. and tonight, be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. the mom and pop sensation, speaking of which, justin bieber gets candid about singing, celina gomez and her son hosting snl this weekend.
the national prayer breakfast expecting to hear from president obama, that's going to be happening any moment now. want to get to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello, beginnins right now. >>> happening now in "the newsroom," weekend whiteout the northeast about to get pounded by a monster snowstorm. some spots could get two feet of snow. people are talking is this the blizzard of '78? ♪ america >>> exposure or exploitation. first "snl" then the bowl, now the movies? >> the wound is way too fresh. >> we want to tell a beautiful, gripping story about a family's struggle. >> when it comes to the newtown kids, where's the line? >>> plus this. ♪ we are never, ever, ever >> reporter: wardrobe warning, no butts no, breasts, no exceptions from the grammys. >>> and this -- >> to boldly go where no man has gone before. >> schatner back in space, chatting with the canadian astronaut chris hatfield from 200 miles above earth. we've got the conversation live. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning with an historic winter s
. under president obama, there have reportedly been more than 360 strikes. >> at today's national prayer breakfast, president obama called on the washington leaders to remember to be humble. the president addressed the gathering of the political and community leaders for the fifth straight year. he expressed hope that the bipartisan unity, expressed at today's event, can carry over every day. >>> a major airline merger looks to be on the horizon. bankrupt american airlines is in talks with u.s. airways. if the deal goes through, it would create the country's largest airline. the american airlines name and brand will reportedly be kept and run by u.s. airways executive. some experts believe the merger could mean fewer flights and higher prices. an announcement could come as early as next week. >>> time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. coverage of the maryland men's basketball team game against virginia tech. a preview of the men's college lacrosse season. >>> and a previ
of the obama presidency on national security and civil liberties was in the first few days in office. since then we've seen targeted killing expand, warrantless wiretapping defended, and the fbi carrying out racial profiling in ways that are secret. that's one of the things we're challenging. taking it back to targeted killing, you know, a couple of things are really important here in our constitutional system of checks and balances. in this memo there is a scant paragraph -- i take it back. the white paper which summarizes the memo, there is a scant paragraph saying that the courts have no role to play whatsoever in deciding whether the vast and expansive authority that the executive branch is claiming to kill its own citizens is lawful. that essentially is ens caps las vegas of attorney general holder's point that due process does not mean judicial process. >> effectively they're saying trust us, it's legal because we're saying it's legal. >> that's exactly right. that's deeply problematic. we filed a brief on tuesday night right after this came out in our lawsuit challenging the killings
as a senator in the u.s. congress, his position on civil liberties issues and national security issues there. buzz feed points out on civil liberties, a tale of two obamas. as a liberal estate senator, obama was a civil liberties crusader. now is he defending drone attacks on american set zenz. "there has als always been a distinction between citizens and noncitizens. it means something to be a sit sfwlen, and that's important he said in 2002. >> i think you're seeing the beginning of long unending conversation about drone technology, which is actually much bigger than this extremely serious issue. you know, it's only going to get birg and more complex from here. i think it's fwood that the president is taking these steps to make it a little more transparent now, but i think there will be increasing pressure because we're going to see more use of drones in our own airspace. i mean, not necessarily for targeted killings, you know, but surveillance certainly. we're seeing this start to happen already, and i think when the drones come home, there will be a little bit more public awareness of wh
. >> we are back at 4:39. >> in national news, live pictures from washington. president barack obamas will speak today at the national prayer breakfast in washington. every president since eisenhower has addressed the gathering. >> an estimated 3000 people from one month for the contras are expected at the 61st annual national prayer breakfast, including the president, vice-president joe biden and first lady michelle obama. >> spending cuts are forcing the pentagon to cut its aircraft carrier presence in the persian gulf. >> that is due to congressional fighting over automatic spending cuts in washington. >> plans for the u.s. as harry truman to deploy to the gulf later this week have been cancelled. >> world news and new overnight, new images have been released on iran state tv allegedly showing pictures taken from a u.s. drone captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of an airport in a city said to be kandahar , afghanistan. also shows images at a base in eastern iran . >> iran has long claimed did manage to take control of the drone and that is capable launching its own pro
canceled their 787 flights through march 30th. >> president obama is attending the national prayer breakfast in washington, dc this morning, and the president and the first lady arrived half an hour ago and this is a live picture of president obama ready to speak. he will address matters of faith at the 61st annual gathering of religious community and political leaders. the event is sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation and is held at the hilton international and providing a venue for the president to deliver the first major remarks to america's faith community since he announces his support for bay marriage. >> house democrats will vaughan 15 proposals for curbing gun violence on capitol hill this morning. the proposals mirror the president's plan calling for ban assault weapons, barring magazines that carry more than ten rounds and requiring background checks on all gun sales. gulf of mexico safety -- gun safety advocates will hold a vigil, and the senate will close loopholes in california. >> the marin county district attorney will make good on all cash voucher on a
. he says he hopes it reopen his shop as soon as he recovers. >>> today president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast this morning in northwest at the washington hilton. the president will meet with religious and community leaders from across the nation taking part in the 61st annual prayer breakfast. this is video from last year where he said he relies on his faith and values to guide him. the national prayer breakfast has been held every year since 1953. >>> after that breakfast, the president will head to leesburg, virginia. he will speak at the house democratic issues conference going on at the lansdowne resort. vice president biden spoke to the group yesterday. he said the world has changed since 1994 when congress passed an assault weapons ban. many blamed the vote for costing democrats control of the house and senate. that ban has since expired. >>> now to the live desk and breaking news. >>> good morning. we want to get right to the video just in. look at this here. allegedly aerial footage that was broadcast on iran state tv late wednesday night. iran claims
on israel iran, and nuclear weapons. president obama the first lady, and vice president joe biden attended the national prayer breakfast today. nearly three cows and people this morning from 140 countries were at the nonpartisan service at the washington hilton in northwest. president obama told lawmakers that he hopes they keep the bipartisan spirit and don't let the prayers for unity fadeaway. some positive jobs numbers out this noon. the labor department says applications for unemployment benefits are down 5000 as compared with last week. the f-word are weak-average for benefit claims is more than 350,000, lowest in five years. -- the 4-week average for benefit claims is more than 5000. lance armstrong could be the target of new legal action. who's going after him and why. and a major announcement about good morning america and anger robin roberts this morning. we will bring you that story. -- anchor. and we're looking and severe winter weather ahead in the northeast. a much calmer story locally in our area. here's a look outside this known as the clouds start to creep back in. adam ca
house counterterrorism chief, john brennan, is obama is nominee to run the nation's spy agency. he helped manage the daily drone program. brennan's confirmation hearing today sets the stage for a public airing of some of the most controversial programs to convert war on out kea, up from the daily drones' strikes to the c.i.a.'s use of interrogation techniques like water boarding during the georgia w. bush administration. >> meanwhile, a senate panel has postponed a vote on chubb hegel's nomination to be defense secretary. the decision comes as republicans are demanding more information from a joke about his paid speeches and business dealings. senator carl levin, the chairman of the armed services committee, said in a statement yesterday that there will be no vote this week. committee republicans say that they are dissatisfied with the information that pedro provided the panel after his confirmation hearing last week. >> california senator barbara boxer once federal regulators to investigate possible equipment problems at the shuttered san onofre nuclear power plant. this comes as
's andrea bocelli at the national prayer breakfast. president obama calling for humility from those in power. >> let us pray to god that we may be worthy of the many blessings he has bestowed upon our nation. let us retain that humility, not just during this hour, but for every hour. and let me suggest that those of us with the most power and influence need to be the most humble. >> now, this was mr. obama's fifth appearance at that annual breakfast. >>> a disturbing development in japan saying it scrambled military fighter jets after two russian jets approached a disputed island chain, the air space has been under dispute since the end of world war ii. japan says they quickly left the air space, there was no incident. japan filing a formal compliant with russia. russia says it's jets never entered the area. >>> with tensions flaring with their neighbors to the north, south korea's marines are getting down to business. we will show you what they're training regimen looks like. hey, our salads. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how
. and today was president obama's fifth appearance at the national prayer breakfast. he says it's a wonderful event. but one that in his experience wears off all too quickly. >> when i go back to the oval office and i start watching the cable news networks, and it's like, we didn't pray. >> i hope he was watching us. president says his hope is for humility, that carries over every day. maybe he should hope for a prayer breakfast every day. >>> in about 24 hours, we are really in for a rude awakening here in the northeast. it's coming in the form of a very powerful nor'easter. and it's stirring up a lot of bad memories. it's expected to hit on the 35th anniversary of that, on your screen is the 1978 blizzard. and if you weren't alive or you were too young to remember, it was awful. or so i'm toad. let's get straight to meteorologist chad myers who is standing by. i am very, very confused by what i have been told about this nor'easter. depending what models you are looking at we will get three inches of snow or three and a half feet. i don't understand how it could be so widely diverging. >> le
organizer was going to beat a war hero? >> we got to go. >> okay. >> obama has spoken for a national convention, which is talk about energy being fed in, that's the difference here. >> the rnc, rubio spoke. that was considered the best speech of the week. and condy rice. i got to meet senator ruby crowe a couple years ago and i came home, my husband said, how was the meeting? and i said, i have to sit down because i think i just met the possible future president of the united states. >> i was there. >> you wish you were there. all right. directly ahead, new developments in the scandal involving democratic senator robert menendez. this time involving a political contributor who flew him down to the dominican republic. details next dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains. that's why i recommend polident. [ male announcer ] cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared fo
this new challenge. thank you so much. [applause] >> today, president obama and congressional leaders attend the national prayer breakfast. the event dates back to 1953 with president eisenhower. live this morning at 8:00 a.m. eastern on c-span two. >> there is no prescription or role model or cookbook for being first lady. if you look back at the lives of martha washington or abigail adams or dolly madison or iesco wilson or eleanor roosevelt or mamie eisenhower, you can see that each woman has defined the in a way that is true to herself. how she can help her husband take care of her family, make her contribution to our nation. quick c-span's new original series, "first ladies," produced with the white house historical association. season one begins february 18 at nine: 00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> if you go to most american history textbooks, if you go back to the textbooks in high school, in your american history textbooks, if you go to the index, you will find no tension of eugenics. if you go to your biology books in high school, you would find no mention of the word "eugenie
two years because of rising tensions with iran. >>> this morning, president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast at the washington hilton in northwest d.c. the president will meet with religious and community leaders from across the nation taking part in the 61st annual prayer breakfast. that national prayer breakfast has been held every year since 1953. after that, the president will head to leesburg, virginia. he will lay out his second-term agenda at the house democratic issues conference that's going on at the lansdowne resort. vice president biden spoke it the group yesterday. he said the world has changed since 1994 when congress passed an assault weapons ban. many blamed that vote for costing democrats control of the house and senate. that ban has since expired. >>> the high-end grocery store shut down by health inspectors. >>> plus, this morning doctors are concerned that there may be a new strain of whooping cough. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet
his statements as well as israel, iran, and nuclear weapons. , thesigned president obama lady, and vice-president will attend a national prayer breakfast. thousands of people from 140 expected at the nonpartisan gathering at the washington hilton. afternoon the president leesburg toto the house democratic virginia.ference in >> it's 31 degrees outside. still ahead, the virginia lieutenant governor bill bolling has stepped out of the gop race but does he have has stepped out of the gop race but does he have has stepped out of the gop race but does he have we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >> good morning, washington. to get up and going. it's thursday, 5:10. degrees at reagan national. be a pretty decent day, tracking a coastal cloudsthat is bringing already.area meteorologist adam caskey is in rockville, maryland. >> clouds moving in. i cannot see in many stars .verhead because of that clouds outsidein right now
: it was prayer and politics in the nation's capitol today. president obama making a moment during the national prayer breakfast to criticize the cable news networks for failing to cover the event in the past. we're live with more on that from washington. >>> also a car left suspended over a stairwell after crashing into a children's clinic. incredible video from the seen. plus a look what led to this bizarre situation jenna: right now a 70-year-old man is back on solid ground after a crash that left him suspended in midair. this is the picture that kind of tells the story. his car hovering some 20 feet over a starewell. the front left wheel is resting on a ledge of a california children's clinic t took 40 minutes for rescue crews to pull the driver out through a passenger door. you can see they're trying to take the care out there. witnesses say this all happened when he was trying to retrieve a ticket from a nearby toll booth. his car rolled backward in neutral. instead of hitting the brake he hit the gas. so we saw what happened. glad he's okay. glad no one else was injured in all of this. q
know. >>> president obama's controversial rationale for targeted killings of americans in other countries has exposed at least the tip of the iceberg of the obama administration's war on al qaeda. daniel is national political correspondent "news week" and the daily beast and also the author of "kill or capture, the war on terror and the soul of the obama presidency." good to see you. thanks very much for joining us. you are right on point with the hearing. the subject of the hearing today. a couple of things you expose in your book. you right about the president having month qualms about killing al alaki in yemen. the american, of course, who was involved with allegedly involved with the christmas bomber. you said that he had become fixated on taking out the charismatic cleric, and you write that his focus was so intense that one of his briefers, general james cartwright, the former deputy national security advisor, thought that -- deputy joint chief of staff chair of the joint chief thought that the obama's rhetoric was starting to sound like george w. bush's, whom he had brief
hedges are suing the obama administration of the controversial provision in the meant national defense authorization detention of journalists who interact with certain groups. the justice department asked an appeals court to reveal a decision blocking the indefinite detention saying the ruling would hamper its ability to fight terrorism. the obama administration has already won an emergency freeze of the ruling of the case is appealed. plaintiffs, the pentagon whistle-blower, spoke outside the courthouse wednesday. >> we're trying to get people across the country to stand with us because this is a thin line between our most fundamental civil liberties. the ndaa rolls back our rights. it is really basic. if your for the as constitution, you should support our case. >> our constitution has been under assault for 10 years now. they said there were not torture anyone. now they're open toopenly proclaiming that. >> to hear our full interview with daniel ellsberg, go to democracynow.org. the main umbrella group for immigrant youth activists is calling for an immigration overhaul that goes be
. >>> in the day ahead, president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast in northwest washington. the president will meet with religious and community leade across the nation taking part in the 61st annual prayer breakfast. this is video from last year where he says he relies on faith and values to guide him. the national prayer breakfast has been held every year since 1953. >>> after breakfast, the president will head to leesburg, virginia, where house democrats are holding their retreat. the president will proposal his second-term agenda at the lansdowne resort. vice president biden spoke to the group yesterday and said the world has changed since 1994 when congress passed an assault weapons ban. many blame that vote for costing democrats control of the house and senate. that ban has since expired. >>> today prince george's county schools decide whether to implement new safety measures in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook in december. according to the "washington post," the board of education will be given recommendations today that include requiring every person entering
today, a meeting with president obama at the white house. coinciding with the national black hiv aids awareness day. >> if your life seems overwhelmed by stress, then you've got plenty of company. a new survey by the american psychological association finds money, work, and the economy are the top triggers. relationship struggles and the health problems could be brought on by too much stress. the good news is the apa saying that most americans, they recognize the length between managing stress and continuing to lead a healthy lifestyle. >> individually, you know, having a regular exercise regimen is one of the best things that people could do to help manage their stress. study after study, they have shown this. and also relaxation technique, as the mindfulness, very easy technique to learn very effective in reducing the stress level. >> and now one major challenge to controlling stress, having the will power to change the long-time habits that make things more anxious for you. focusing on one behavior at a time. does it sound good guys? >> sounds good. >>> still ahead in tonight's sch
the nation on your radio and current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: john brennan president obama's nominee to head the c.i.a. faces the music today. going to be a rough and tumble hearing. what do you say? particularly about drones. what do you say? good morning everybody. it is thursday, february 7. good to see you and welcome -- welcome to the program this thursday morning. always great to see you. look particularly good this morning here as we kick off our three hour roundtable to bring you up to date on the latest news of the day and of course to take your calls at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. we'll tell you what's happening here in our nation's capital. that's where you find us, by the way, right on capitol hill, down the street from the united states capitol building and what's happening here in washington, around the country around the globe bringing it to you and again give you a chance to comment. you can do so by giving us a call at the toll free number, 1-866-55-press or follow us on twitter at bpshow, at bpshow. give us your comments there on facebook.
, president obama is expected to speak any moment now at the national prayer breakfast, it's the 61st annual prayer breakfast, presidents from eisenhower on have attended a series of speakers before though are taking the mike, a long series i should say. we were expecting to hear from the president about 20 minutes ago. these remarks though that he will make this morning are his first allegedly his first to -- i can't see from a distance -- his first remarks to a faith-based group since announced his support for same-sex marriage which was back in may, right, so and then of course we've since then had his inaugural address, we'll hear from the state of the union next week. we get to white house correspondent brianna keilar, following this event all morning long. good morning, brianna. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. you were talking about the controversy on homosexuality and some of the measures it supported but one of the interesting things to point out is i wonder when people look at this prayer service, the national prayer breakfast if they necessarily associate it with the group. i t
. rick: the national prayer breakfast. president obama showing up and beginning his remarks. we'll continue to stream this on foxnews.com for those of you who would like to listen to the president's remarks at the national prayer breakfast. leon panetta on the hot seat on the subject of benghazi. the chief is expected to testify about the pentagon's response to the attack on ought consulate. he said the u.s. didn't have enough time to respond. he says it's not like you can pick up the phone and call 911. mike emanuel is on the hill. set the stage for us on this hearing. >> reporter: it's designed to address the concerns of south carolina senator lindsey graham who threatened to hold up the confirmation for chuck hagel, his successor. so what did the president know about the benghazi attack september 11, when did he know about it and what did he do about it? sources i talked to say panetta and others are carrying out the orders of the commander-in-chief. so what were they and how were they handled. expect fireworks. rick: later on this afternoon the president's nominee the head o
, news4. >>> president obama said he turns to the bible to help him be a better man and president. he spoke at the breakfast in northwest d.c. the president hear from community leaders from across the nation. they all took part in the 64th annual breakfast. the president said he sometimes has to search words for console the inconsolable. >> sometimes, i search scripture to determine how best to balance life as a president and as a husband and as a father. i often search for scripture to figure out how i can be a better man, as well as a better president. >> the national prayer breakfast has been held every year since 1953. >>> president obama will join house democrats at their winter retreat in virginia today to promote his second term agenda. that meeting will take place at the landsdown resort in leesburg. the president is scheduled to be there this afternoon. >>> right now, parts of the midwest are dealing were a snowstorm that's quickly makes its way east. this is downtown chicago on mission avenue in the past hour. snow with wintry mix are causing delays at chicago's o'hare airpo
some tough questions about the obama administration's use of human drone strikes. >> reporter: lawmakers get their chance to grill the president's pick to run the nation's top spy agency. it comes in the middle of a growing controversy over u.s. drone strikes targeting terror suspects overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. >> there were many cases we're talking about hardened terrorists but we do need to have a different approach when an american citizen is involved. >> reporter: now the white house is letting lawmakers look at classified information explaining the legal justification for using strikes targeting american terror suspects. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are raising concerns about the program. brennan is also expected to face tough questions about his time as a c.i.a. executive during the bush administration and what he knew about enhances interrogation techniques. >> he's going to face questions from democrats about his prior role in detention and rendition policies. >> reporter: brennan has said he was aware of the program, but did not play a
's understanding and support for our efforts. in contrast, president obama believes that done carefully, deliberately and responsibly we can be more transparent and still insure our nation's security. finish so let me say it as simply as i can: yes, in full accordance with the law and in order to prevent terrorist attacks on the united states and to save american lives, the united states government conducts targeted strikes against specific al-qaeda terrorists, sometimes using remotely-piloted aircraft often refer today publicly as drones. and i'm here today because president obama has instructed us to be more open with the american people about these efforts. broadly speaking, the debate over strikes targeted at individual members of al-qaeda has centered on their legality, their ethics, the wisdom of using them and the standards by which they are approved. with the remainder of my time today, i would like to address each of these in turn. first, these targeted strikes are legal. attorney general holder, harold coe and jay johnson have all addressed this question at length. to briefly
important to this nation and obviously to president obama as well. but talking about the "time" jinx, joe. >> yes. >> we put barack obama on the cover in 2006 before he declared saying the man who may be the next president. >> however, my first -- >> by joe kline. >> i went many, many years with rick. the first cover i ever wrote for "time" i was so proud of it, was called "john connelly, hot on the trail." >> i was just going to say, we're also going to have to do the four times that "time" predicted harold strasman was going to win it. >> jimmy carter. that was good. >> and we did my old boss, bill bradley. >> he did not get the nomination. >> oh, he lost. >> i think it's the walter jinx. not the "time" jinx. >> there you go. >> let's talk about this. the republican savior. that's awfully bold. was that more of a marketing move, or do you guys really believe that marco rubio is the republican savior? >> it's a discussion point. there's a little bit ironic, too, because of course people are looking -- you know, people on the left in a way are looking more for a republican savior than peo
dreaming. keep doing. go long. >>> president obama is speaking this morning at the national prayer breakfast. it's a white house tradition going back to dwight eisenhower. some 3,000 people from 140 countries are in the audience today. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >>> a new study suggests the number of alzheimer's patients could triple by 2050. he's a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science from duke university. welcome. >> thank you. >> why are these alarming numbers going up? >> it's called the silver tsunami. three reasons. one is the greater america. as we begin treating heart disease and cancer we're living longer and alzheimer's chances increase. >> is there a way to prevent it? >> not right now. there are a number of trial experiments. there are a lot of things we can do to avoid the risk. the biggest is stroke and vascular risk factors. being heart healthy, exercising, trying to eat a diet that's not too fatty, low saturated fats, and also keeping yourself mentally tissue and socially active, all of these are things each one of us can do. >> you talk about the
-the-board spending cut targeted at nation's defense if congress doesn't act of obama reaffirmed he will not accept anything but more taxes for his solution. by ren joins me now, lawmakers don't have a lot of time. will they stop sequestration? >> as far as coming to new terms with sequestration, they like it with the budget control act is written every program concerned you cannot cut the bad ones, a just cut them all but it is probably the only way to get spending cuts out of the administration because they already agreed. >> i am prepared, eager, anxious to do a big deal, a big package governed by crisis. >>. >> it includes more revenue. the president wants to say you agreed with the crisis, remember talking about loopholes and broadening the base, let's do that, we already raise taxes as a result, we will not do any more of that. gerri: taxes is what they mean. republicans have been at odds over sequestration but now they say they have a plan. >> the president gave us a proposal, cuts, defense spending once again, i have 500 billion of new taxes taxes, and also cuts from domestic spending. it i
the funeral on saturday. >>> president obama is praying for humility in washington. the president attended the national annual prayer breakfast in d.c. this morning and told leaders he hopes they maintain the morning's bipartisan spirits longer. the national prayer breakfast dates back to the days of president eisenhower. >>> well, i heard people talking about snow and maybe not so much in our area, but certainly to the north of us. >> and i guess in our area, what is -- what they were talking about earlier, some wind to go along with that. >> and i am positive there is unanswered questions and there is no doubt in my mind that the bulk of the storm, the blizzard is going to be hot it to the north and west and that is looking like north and east of new york city and that is going to be a bull's eye of the storm and that is in new england in massachusetts and boston and the big question, how far will they get? i don't think so. not for us and we have a lot of moisture down south and this is a storm system from the southeast and this is the beginnings of the northeast and that is popping out
are not on the same political party. sometimes we disagree, but speaking as an american, we are one nation, and we have one president who serves us all. thank you for being my president. thank you for being our president. [applause] >> so let's all enjoy now a final selection. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> president obama at the annual fellowship foundation national prayer breakfast. we will be this at this point. if you missed any of it will be available shortly to view online anytime at c-span.org/videolibrary. we have more like programming to tell you about. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta and the chair of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey, or on capitol hill today to testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. that will be before the senate armed services committee beginning at 10 a.m. eastern and that will be live on our companion network c-span. education secretary arne duncan also on the hill today to talk about the no child left behind law at a hearing hosted by the senate education committee. that will be live at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span3. the p
. the man convicted was found guilty in 2010 of killing chandra levy. >>> president barack obama will address faith based groups today. the president is scheduled to speak at the national prayer breakfast. the event is sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation and it provides a venue for the president to talk to religious leaders since announcing his support of gay marriage. >>> time now for five things to know on this thursday morning. someone is $270 million richer this morning. the powerball numbers were drawn last night and we know that the wink ticket was bought in virginia but we don't know the name of the person or the group of people that won. >>> the iron is out and the cat is in. hasbro has unveiled the newest monopoly token. the company launched a contest to replace one of the classic tokens with one of the new tokens. the iron got the boot. the cat now coming in. >>> and today top cops will reveal some of the new trends in awe toe theft. students from -- auto theft. students from towson university will receive some scholarship money for a psa they had about p
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